A large group of juniors went to Boston for the two-day GB Rowing February Assessment, with some notable results. Not least single scullers Izzy, the winner of WJ16 (despite being J15); Laurence, who was second in J18; and Alex, third in J16 and only three seconds off the winner.
Molesey Veterans' Head
The weather was great, with virtually no wind and an icredibly warm and sunny day. As always at Molesey, the catering was of the highest standard, especially the chocolate cakes. It was a lovely Saturday afternoon on the river. The E quad, competing in the D-F event with nine entries, came fourth on adjusted time; the F eight, in the F-H event, had a vigorous row and came fourth on adjusted time. LW
Henley Fours and Eights Head
The Senior Women's second and third eights raced at Henley, where they posted the first, second, third and ninth fastest women's times of the day, picking up the Senior (though only one entry) and IM1 wins, and missing out on the IM2 pennant by just two seconds. It was a really positive start to the Women's Head campaign for the crews, who both made a big step on between the morning and afternoon races. KC
The women's first eight raced CUWBC's Blondie over two pieces on the Boat Race course. The first, from the start to Hammersmith, was a fantastic race with the lead changing hands several times, and ended with TSS winning by half a length. The second, from Chiswick Eyot to the finish, went to Cambridge by two lengths. KC